Last-Minute Ideas for Holiday Gift Wrap
We’re down to the gift-giving wire, and though you’ve spent time thoughtfully shopping for everyone on your list, you may have failed to purchase enough wrapping supplies to cover all of your presents. Whether you’ve run out of wrapping ideas or just don’t have time to shop for winter-themed papers and bows, the below tips will surely spark some ideas to ensure your parcels are just as beautiful on the outside as they are thoughtful on the inside.
If you’ve run out of paper but have a few more presents to wrap, reach for your favorite glossies and take a page out of their book—literally. Using magazine pages as wrapping paper works great for small items; make sure the folds and corners of your wrap job are crisp and precise, otherwise this chic alternative can look messy and disheveled.
If you’re left with only plain paper, add interest to your packages by including a sprig of evergreen or a cutting from your tree to jazz up your parcel and add some life to plain twine or ribbon.
Grab your sharpies and markers and get creative by making your own seasonal designs on plain paper in any color. Scribble a personalized message to the recipient or write out the lyrics of your favorite carol for a more general feel.
No nametags left? No problem. Scour your Facebook or Instagram feed for a photo of you and the gift’s recipient, and use it as a clever, personal way to show whom the package is for.
If you’ve run out of holiday-appropriate paper, but have tons of birthday-themed wrap lying around, turn thicker papers inside out and wrap with the solid white side showing. Top with a white ribbon for a perfectly wintery look, in a pinch.
Ever had to wrap a gift last-minute? What did you use to make it beautiful in a pinch? Share below!